In keeping with WAVE 3, Sergeant First Class Kai Waters, 33, is going through a felony assault cost in connection to a highway rage incident in Elizabethtown, Kentucky earlier this yr.
Waters says a girl adopted her to a fuel station and attacked her. In return, the sergeant, stabbed her in what she claims was self-defense.
“This complete state of affairs has just about destroyed my complete profession and my complete life,” she informed the information station.
In a Fb submit, Waters says she driving dwelling on February 22 and observed a girl aggressively driving behind her and wanting her to maneuver out of the quick lane.
“She began honking her horn and pulled subsequent to me,” Waters recalled. “She known as me a Black b***h, and mentioned ‘your variety.’ She mentioned, ‘I’m so bored with your individuals’ and all this.” She additionally says the girl bumped her automotive, forcing her to tug over at a busy fuel station.
Surveillance footage confirms that Waters pulled as much as the fuel station with the opposite lady pursuing her. Waters was nonetheless in her automotive with the door open and had already known as 911.
“I informed her, ‘You recognize I’m on the telephone with the 911,” Waters recalled. “The operator can hear you.” Subsequently, she claims she grabbed a knife and stabbed the girl within the leg. Within the footage, the girl is seen persevering with to go after Waters even after receiving a wound.
Elizabethtown Police ended up arresting Waters. She says her age and race contributed to the felony cost she faces. “I assumed, hopefully, somebody goes to take heed to me, they’re going to get my story,” she mentioned. “However that by no means occurred.”
Waters’ lawyer Jeremy Aldridge says the surveillance clearly reveals highway rage on the a part of the opposite lady and believes a grand jury may have a tough time indicting her.
Authorities have but to behave on a criticism Waters filed in opposition to the girl. She’s been suspended from her job at Fort Knox pending the result of the case.
A GoFundMe was created on behalf of Kai Waters and has already surpassed its $10,000 objective and has at present raised over $13,000.